Frances Kaneene 5K and Festival

September 12, 2021 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Registration Deadline: September 11, 2021 - 11:59PM

Hawk Island Park, 1601 E Cavanaugh Rd, Lansing, MI US 48910

Frances Kaneene runs on a trail


The Frances 5K and Festival will celebrate the life of Frances Nambi Kaneene on her birthday, September 12th.

Frances Kaneene served as an admired undergraduate academic advisor for the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for more than three decades. She retired in January 2020 and passed away on Aug. 12, 2020.

The Frances 5K will be held along the Hawk Island trails where she ran for over two decades. We hope you and your families will join for a day to run or walk and to be in community with each other, food, and music.

There is an option for anyone who would like to participate virtually and in spirit. Your race momentos will be sent to you.

A portion of the race proceeds will support the Frances Kaneene Scholarship at Michigan State University to provide students in her department, who were her heart and soul, opportunities to study abroad.

Details about the Frances 5K and Festival, including food and sponsor information

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